Can i just connect direct 12V power to these PSU units?
The motherboards are VIA VT133 EVEM chipset based boards. They all have 512mb of RAM, and 512mb CF cards with XPe and 800mhz processors. The units have power supplies in them. The model number is MaxSpeed Corp. PCA0019-20. Now from what i can tell, these use a AC-DC power brick. That means the PSU must be DC-DC.
Here is my question:
Can I simply connect 12V source and the PSU steps down the amps that it needs, or will I have to have some type of regulation in place to give it only the required amps it needs? How should i go about installing these in my car? I have 6 of them. Currently the PC system is on its own battery in the rear. It is charged by the HO alternator, but only when the car is on. What else would I add to get these six units safely installed.
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